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    Objectivism Is The Everyman's Philosophy

    In the universe, what you see is what you get,

    figuring it out for yourself is the way to happiness,

    and each person's independence is respected by all

  • Rand's Philosophy in Her Own Words

    • "Metaphysics: Objective Reality"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed/Wishing won’t make it so." "The universe exists independent of consciousness"
    • "Epistemology: Reason" "You can’t eat your cake and have it, too." "Thinking is man’s only basic virtue"
    • "Ethics: Self-interest" "Man is an end in himself." "Man must act for his own rational self-interest" "The purpose of morality is to teach you[...] to enjoy yourself and live"
    • "Politics: Capitalism" "Give me liberty or give me death." "If life on earth is [a man's] purpose, he has a right to live as a rational being"
  • Objectivism Online Chat

    Quantized values

    Aussie Objectivist
    By Aussie Objectivist,
    A quantized value is something that can exist only in specific quantities. For example, electric charge. The fundamental unit for electric charge is that on an electron; every charge is merely a whole number of electron charges. (The charges dealt with in daily life are so large that electrical charge appears to be a continuous variable). Time is not a discrete/quanitized value. Neither is distance. Now this is where I am confused... Take two points, A and B, that exist in sp

    Selling Organs

    Old Geezer
    By Old Geezer,
    First a preface; Uncle Sam and Uncle Kofi Annan and whatever other uncles I have dont have a right to regulate Buying/Selling of organs. (They do have the right to investigate use of force in such) That being said, Is selling one's organs wrong?

    Can/should the state encourage rationality?

    Old Geezer
    By Old Geezer,
    The courts have recently ruled that to protect society, the court can force individuals into mental health treatment. Anyone who has ever seen a schizophrenic on Haldol then off Haldol knows that medications can increase people's ability to think rationally, perceive reality accurately, and to adhere to important social norms (such as not acting aggressively) Often on these boards it has been asserted that a society of rational individuals is in everyone's best interests. Further, w


    Jason W
    By Jason W,
    Hey everyone, just a quick intro. Jason W here from Houston; transfering to Providence, RI this Sept. Just finished Atlas Shrugged about an hour ago, then got online and checked out Google for "Egoist" and came across the site. Going to start Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand when I get some free time. Looking forward to reading the site, Jason-

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